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Elderly man drowns at King's Wharf

The body of a 69-year-old man was recovered this morning at King’s Wharf in San Fernando.

Guardian Media has learned that Harry Samaroo of Phillippine was among a group of people who went for a swim in the waters off King’s Wharf, on Tuesday.

We were told Samaroo swam further into the water but did not return.

Police were contacted, and a search was mounted.

His body was recovered at around 7:35 a.m. Thursday by a relative.

 - Bavita Gopaulchan

Man goes for midnight swim after argument and drowns

A midnight swim after an argument has lead to one Diego Martin man losing his life.

Ricardo Chinnon, 58, of Term Drive, drowned in Chaguaramas early on Tuesday.

Police were told the Chinnon went into the waters off the Boardwalk at around 12:30 am, moments after having an argument with a relative.

As he swam further out he reportedly got into difficulty and his relative lost sight of him.

He then resurfaced in the shallow water of the bay.

When it was realised he was not breathing, emergency services were called to the scene.

Swissport worker dies in vehicular accident

A Swissport worker at the Piarco International Airport is this country's latest road fatality statistic.

The toll now stands at 51.

Rudra Sookdeo, 40, of Coalmine in Sangre Grande died instantly when a vehicle crashed into him while driving along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway on Monday morning.

The driver of the other vehicle was charged on Monday afternoon for driving under the influence of alcohol after a breathalyzer was administered to him at the hospital.

9 homeless after Sando fire

Nine people have been left homeless as fire gutted a two-bedroom house in Mon Repos, San Fernando Wednesday afternoon.

Police suspect arson as the cause of the fire.

Eyewitnesses say a man was seen running away from the scene soon after the fire started.

No one was at home at the time.

This is a developing story and we will have further updates.

Three escape death as vehicles go over Tobago cliffs

Three per­sons—two men and a woman—es­caped death when the ve­hi­cles they were dri­ving plunged over precipices in two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents over the jazz week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to Di­vi­sion­al Fire Of­fi­cer David Joseph- Thomas, on Sat­ur­day morn­ing in Belle Gar­den, Kim­ber­ly Lord of Belle Gar­den was trans­port­ed to the hos­pi­tal in an un­con­scious state af­ter the ve­hi­cle in which she was dri­ving went over a precipice.

Venezuelan boat that overturned on way to T&T had mostly women

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard is yet to confirm the truth of reports that several Venezuelan nationals have gone missing at sea, after the boat they were in capsized en route to Trinidad and Tobago.

According to an article published today by Venezuelan news site Noticia Al Dia, 33 people disappeared at sea after a boat which travelled from the town of Guiria to T&T sank near The Bocas off Trinidad's west coast.

The article further stated that only the boat's captain and another passenger were rescued in an offshore area known as Boca de Dragon.

30-year-old man dies in Tobago road accident

Keon Lewis, 30, of Mt St George died in a fatal accident along the Store Bay Local Road, on Tuesday night.

Lewis' death brings to four, the number of persons killed in vehicular accidents in Tobago for 2019.

According to eye witness accounts, Lewis was driving his Navara north along Silk Cotton Road in Bon Accord when he collided with a white panel van which was heading west along the Store Bay Local Road.

Both drivers were taken to the Scarborough General Hospital where Lewis died.

The other driver is in a stable condition.

Cedros family homeless after fire

Yet another family from Cedros has lost their home to a fire, bringing to four the number of families left homeless in fires over the past year.

With seven massive fires recorded in the peninsula since the start of the new year, residents say they will have no other choice but to mobilize a team to petition the government to put a fire appliance at the Cedros Security Complex.

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